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With a tough winter loosening its grip, spring has never felt so good – and Easter shoppers are ready to celebrate. According to NRF’s Easter consumer survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 19 percent of consumers anticipate making some portion of their Easter purchases online, roughly in line with 21 percent who said so [...]

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a small e-commerce startup or an established omnichannel giant: Success in 2014 requires an obsession with creating unique shopping experiences. At Retail’s BIG Show, Piers Fawkes and Scott Lachut from PSFK outlined the key takeaways from their Future of Retail 2014 report. They used technical terms like “data-driven commerce platforms” [...]

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If you’re celebrating the birthday of the World Wide Web today – the anniversary of the day in 1989 that Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a paper proposing the system that transformed the Internet – then you’re paying homage to 25 years of online inspiration. Thanks to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, Shop.org is reminiscing about [...]

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Spring holidays such as Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are important shopping periods for many retailers. In 2013, NRF surveys conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics found that U.S. consumers spent an estimated $17.2 billion for Easter, $20.7 billion for Mother’s Day, and $13.3 billion on Father’s Day. While smaller than back-to-school or the winter holidays, all three [...]

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By now, we’re familiar with research that suggests consumers are frequently using mobile devices to research products and find store information. But many retailers find it difficult to close the sale on mobile. What’s preventing browsers from turning into buyers? At Retail’s BIG Show, a panel of retailers shared their experiences with making it easier [...]

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